Alberta Teachers House

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Alberta Teachers House
Alberta Teachers House.jpg
The Alberta Teachers House from the northeast
Alberta Teachers House is located in Minnesota
Alberta Teachers House
Alberta Teachers House is located in the United States
Alberta Teachers House
LocationMain Street, Alberta, Minnesota
Coordinates45°34′33.3″N 96°2′54″W / 45.575917°N 96.04833°W / 45.575917; -96.04833Coordinates: 45°34′33.3″N 96°2′54″W / 45.575917°N 96.04833°W / 45.575917; -96.04833
AreaLess than one acre
Built1917
ArchitectUnknown
Architectural styleAmerican Craftsman
NRHP reference #83000942[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 11, 1983

The Alberta Teachers House is a historic house in Alberta, Minnesota, United States. It was built in 1917 to provide urbane, apartment-like housing for faculty of the adjacent school as part of the era's efforts to modernize rural education.[2] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 for having local significance in the themes of education and social history.[3] It was nominated for its associations with a key period in the development of Minnesota's rural education system. At the time the state's numerous one-room schoolhouses were being consolidated into fewer, larger facilities centered in towns and cities. The Alberta Teachers House was an experiment by the General Education Board, a national philanthropic foundation, intended to engender community building and make rural teaching posts more appealing.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Gimmestad, Dennis (1982-11-05). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Alberta Teachers House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. ^ "Alberta Teachers House". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2018-03-03.